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Presented at the Carnegie Center on February 23, 2016, by experts from Human Rights Watch and EU-Russia Civil Society Forum

“Civic Space in Eurasia: Ideas for Change”
 Russia 2017
 
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 According to the CIVICUS 2016 State of the Civil Society Report[1], over 100 countries have faced serious restrictions and threats to civic freedoms in…
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This Technical Briefing Note reviews the types of landmines documented in the Ukraine conflict since early 2014, specifically focusing on mines that can function as antipersonnel mines.
 
 There is significant evidence from various locations that…
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Submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee on the occasion of its Pre-Sessional Review of Russia

This memorandum provides an overview of Human Rights Watch’s principal concerns with respect to the human rights situation in Russia, submitted to the Human Rights Committee (“the Committee”) in advance of its upcoming pre-sessional review of this country…
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Integrating Human Rights in the Olympic Movement

Human Rights Watch is submitting this document in response to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach’s call for outside contributions to the debate on the future of the Olympic Movement (Olympic Agenda 2020). Since the founding of…
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16th UPR session, April - May 2013

Summary Starting in June 2012, the Russian government reversed small, positive steps taken since the previous UPR, which had slightly loosened excessive government control over civil society organizations and aimed to improve pluralism in the political…
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Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing

Unprecedented crackdown on Russian civil society There has never been a more important time in the post-Soviet era for the United States to articulate a clear policy on Russia’s adherence to international human rights standards and make human rights…
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Presentation at the Conference “Tchétchénie – Logiques de Violence et Expérience de Guerre” (Paris, October 22-23, 2012)

“Headscarf Policy” in Chechnya and Relevant International Standards For several years now, the Chechen authorities have been engaged in a “virtue campaign” for women, the headscarf policy being one of its core elements. They enforce a compulsory dress…
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Summary Starting in June 2012, the Russian government reversed small, positive steps taken since the previous UPR, which had slightly loosened excessive government control over civil society organizations and aimed to improve pluralism in the political…
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Implementation of European Court of Human Rights Rulings against Russia

In over 170 judgments handed down since 2005, the European Court of Human Rights has found Russia responsible for serious human rights abuses in Chechnya, including executions, torture, and enforced disappearances. In nearly every ruling, the court…
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One year ago Burma conducted tightly controlled elections that transferred power from a ruling military council to a nominally civilian government in which the president and senior government officials are all former generals. In 2011 the new government…
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Protection of Migrants’ Rights in 2009

SummaryKey RecommendationsWomen Migrant Domestic WorkersMigrant Construction WorkersRight to HealthDiscriminatory Treatment of MigrantsTreatment of Migrants Crossing Borders2009 Human Rights Watch Reports on Migrants Summary Migrants drowning at sea…
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Strengthening the Security Council’s Response to Sexual Violence and Attacks on Education in Armed Conflict

For a full decade, the UN Security Council has addressed the severe abuses that children experience in armed conflict. Its response has included a series of six resolutions (1261, 1314, 1379, 1460, 1539, and 1612), the creation of a specialized working…
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Updated July 2008

Burma produces a variety of gems but is most famous for its rubies and jade. The vast majority of high-quality rubies on the world market originate from Burma. Burmese rubies are renowned for their dark "pigeon's blood" color, which makes them more…
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Business-Related Recommendations on Burma

Human Rights Watch issued a new report in December 2007 documenting the crackdown on popular protests in Burma that began in August. Hundreds of people remain arbitrarily detained. We recommend targeted financial, trade, and investment sanctions, and…